Sissy Georges was born three months ahead of schedule back in 1982. As a result of her premature birth, her eyes were underdeveloped. But what Sissy lacks in eyesight, she more than makes up for in ambition and desire. So much in fact, that she became the first legally-blind barrel racer to ever compete in the NBHA World Championships.
Even though she can only pull out bright colors, Sissy willed herself into becoming one of America's top barrel racers. Sissy treasures her 2003 World Championship finalist buckle, "It really means a lot."
Sissy hopes to win more buckles and is currently training a new horse, meanwhile, this 29 year old enjoys sharing the story of her life with groups like this one at the Auburn high school.
Lori Gottula of Falls City has spent the past 3 years documenting the saga of Sissy. Lori enjoys narrating Sissy and her mother Angel's motivational message, "It's the most inspirational story that I've ever heard. But it's also the most difficult because they've both overcome such tremendous obstacles, there's a lot of difficulty and tragedy in their lives, but yet they lived their lives with a buoyancy that draws people to them."
Sissy and Angel's triumphant story is about to be heard far and wide in America! They just signed a contract with a literary agency in New York City. The plan now is for the agency to sell the book to a publishing company in 2012. And the excitement continues as Lori has met with an Oscar-winning producer that is very interested in making a movie about the lives of these two amazing women.
Courtesy: The clips from the World's Finals which were held in Augusta, GA in 2003, are all from Mark's Videos.